Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg.
Bookings at www.popartcentre.co.za
My Bum is Genetic… Deal with it. Theatrical piece performed by one character. Thursday to Sunday.
Bash. Three short one-act plays. February 21 to 24.
The Mandela Theatre:
The Queen Experience with Joseph Clark and his 12-piece cast. Ends Sunday. All shows at 8pm except Sunday, when the show starts at 6pm. R100 to R300 as above.
Festival of Fame – Expressions of Heritage. February 25 to March 2. R80 a day during the festival: Songs of Migration with Hugh Masekela and the National School of the Arts (NSA); Pictures of Africa, choreographed by Manuel Norambuena and Sarah Hurter, a Spanish programme, and more. NSA drama department presents The Secret Garden by Wesley Swain Lauder. More than 40 productions including workshops, exhibition and visual arts workshops and installations. All bookings at www.joburgtheatre.com or contact Charmaine Stander at pro@ artschool.co.za or 011 339 6539 ext 208.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For reduced prices on tickets, join the People’s Theatre Kids Club. Call Andrew or Lorraine as above or visit www.peoples theatre.co.za
Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:
Those Were the Days. A musical trip through the 1960s. Ends Sunday.
Barnyard Theatre Rivonia, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia roads (entrance in Achter Rd), just off Rivonia Rd turn-off on the N1 highway: 011 234 2033.
Icons of the 80s. Relive the 1980s with the icons who will bring back the memories of songs that created the best days of our lives. Ends March 3.
Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888:
Solid Gold Rock. A tribute to the best artists of yesteryear with a 10-member cast. R75 for show only, R175 for show and buffet meal. Show ends Sunday.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
No, Seriously?, with comedian Alan Committie. Ends March 3. R75 to R150 at the box office or Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist. Wednesday to Friday 8pm, Saturday 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday, 3.15pm. R100 at Computicket.
Tap Dogs. Australian dance team returns. Ends March 10. R100 to R275 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Barney Simon Theatre:
The Island, written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona. Directed by John Kani and starring Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana. Ends March 24, Tuesdays to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm. Tuesday performances R75.
National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction
Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5:
Saturday morning workshops run until March 16.
Story Time. Fiona Budd will tell stories to the little ones aged four to seven on Saturdays between 9am and 10am in the new story room at the theatre. Starts on Saturday and runs until the end of the government school term. Free, but donations welcome. Book your child’s place as above.
Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Divas in Drag every Thursday at 8pm. R75 at the door.
Big Top Arena:
The Legendary Rodriguez Live. Tomorrow at 8pm. R225 to R520 at Computicket.
Show Bar, Carnival City:
Carnival Comedy Sessions. Trevor Gumbi and Friends every Wednesday until March 13. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. R80 at the door.
Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Globe Theatre, 011 248 5168/5000:
Banksrupt!, with comedy legend Mark Banks. Thursday to March 2. Weekdays 8pm, Saturdays 7pm and 9.15pm. R120 at Computicket or the box office.
Yonatan Razel, US-born Israeli singer, writer, composer, musical arranger and conductor, performs tomorrow at 8pm. His performance will include music from his award-winning debut album, All in All, and his recently released second album, Katonti. R200 to R400 at Computicket or the box office.
The Experience. Judith Sephuma makes a live recording of her latest gospel CD and DVD. Thursday and Friday. 8pm. R150 to R335 at Computicket or the box office.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Laduma Family Fun Park in Centre Court:
Santa’s Playground. The theme park will stay open for February, Fridays to Sundays. Inflatable and funfair rides, rides. R120pp, includes beverage, hotdog and voucher for the rides.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Valentine’s dinner on Thursday from 6.30pm.
Boylesque. All-male burlesque-style show with Sibu Radebe and Stan Stoykov. February 22 to March 10, Fridays and Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at noon. Dinner and lunch also available in the restaurant.
Glenshiel Concert Series, 19 Woolston Ave, Westcliff: 083 414 0041.
Glenshiel Concert Series, featuring duo Zappa-Mainolfi, playing works by Boccherini, Schumann and Morricone. Sunday. 4pm. Book at 083 414 0041.
Mzansi Productions, Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown, 011 492 1467/77:
Don Quixote Open Day, by SA Mzansi Ballet. Saturday, 10am to 1pm. R90. Bookings: 011 877 6898.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, 5th St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Santa’s Story. A one-woman rendition of a Holocaust survivor with singer Aviva Pelham. Ends Sunday. Tuesdays to Thursday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 6pm and 8.30pm, Sundays at 3pm.
R130 to R150 at Computicket or the box office at 021 461 4554.
Fully Committed. One actor, 36 characters. A comedy starring Pieter Bosch Botha. February 19 to March 9, Tuesdays to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturdays 6pm and 8.30pm.
Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays, 12.45 for 1pm. R35 is requested, which includes
coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.
February 15: Trio Goldberg, Zanta Hofmeyr (violin), Morkel Combrink (viola) and Wess Beukes (cello) with Gideon Klein. String Trio and Beethoven String Trio Op 9, no 1.
February 22: no concert due to Hollywood2SA workshop and talent search.
Rosebank Union Church, cnr William Nicol Drive and St Andrews Rd, Hurlingham, Sandton, Trevor at 073 562 0500 or Greta at 084 520 5200 (a/h ):
Dance Space, No 1 President St, Newtown, 011 492 2033:
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th anniversary – two workshops: Thursday and Friday from 10am to 3pm, focusing on dance technique, led by Alfred Hinkel and Byron Klassen. Workshops are free, but limited to 20 people a day. Book with Karlen at 011 492 2033.
UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Umoja – the spirit of togetherness. 8pm. R112 to R336 at Computicket. Ends May.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th anniversary – Treasure to a Being by Sonia Radebe;
Beautiful Us by Gregory Maqoma, and a work by Carly Dibakwane. Thursday at 7.30pm. Tickets R80, reserve with Karlen 011 492 2033.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th anniversary – I Don’t, I Can’t, I Won’t, created by Byron Klassen, Olivia Daniels, Richie Cloete and Marquen Carstens;
Traffic, choreographed by Sidney Agnew; an untitled work by Thabo Rapoo and Jayesperi Moopen. Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets R80, reserve with Karlen at 011 492 2033.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th anniversary – Standing By, choreographed and performed by Athena Mazarakis. Friday at 8.30pm.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th anniversary – So Close to Life, choreographed by Charlston van Rooyen with Thulani Chauke;
Me & You, created by Christophre Kindo; Between Us choreographed by Fana Tshabalala. Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets R80, reserve with Karlen at 011 492 2033.
Dance Umbrella 2013: 25th anniversary – Sunday from 10am onwards, the Wits Theatre will rock with a selection of works created by the participants of the DanceXchange programme from Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. Tickets R80, reserve with Karlen at 011 492 2033.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Joburg:
Nicholas McCarthy, the world’s youngest left-hand-only pianist, performs Bach, Gounod, Fumagalli, Reinecke, Scriabin, Liszt, Pfeiffer, Blumenfeld and Schubert on Friday at 7.30pm. R330 at Computicket.
Duo Zappa-Mainolfi – cellist Mattia Zappa and pianist Massimiliano Mainolfi – concert tour. Saturday. 8pm. Works by Boccherini, Schumann, Schnittke and Morricone. R130 to R155 at Computicket.
State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R100 at Computicket, R80 at the door. For more info, call Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.
February 22: Barney Rachabane and Spha Mdalose.
Tshwane Comedy Night: 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R60 at the door. For more info, call Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.
February 23: One-man show: Tall Ass Mo.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:
Tickets at Computicket or the door.
Valentine’s concert with Stef Bos on Thursday at 8pm. R160, R180.
The Dave Matthews Band Tribute. Friday at 8pm. R100, R120.
Back in Time with Hilton Clark. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R150, R175.
Mathys Roets. Monday. Bookings at 082 577 7509.
Dowwe Dolla Dink Diep. February 20. 8pm. R110, R130.
Elvis Blue. February 22. 8pm. R130, R150.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.
Cultural Week for Schools. Speech programmes for matris with live stage performances. Thursday and Friday in Afrikaans, morning and afternoon performances. Afrikaans programme features Adam Small’s Krismis van Map Jacobs, Mis by Reza de Wet, Die Kwart-Voor-Sewe-Lelie and more. Book with Nanda Cloete at 012 460 6033.
Special accordion classes hosted by Sergio Zampolli at the theatre. Call Sergio at 083 302 3113.
University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:
The Real Group, an a cappella group from Sweden that will collaborate with the UP Youth Choir and present a workshop and concert. Workshop on Tuesday, February 26, 1.30pm for 2pm to 4.30pm. Concert on February 26 at 7.30pm for 8pm to 10pm. The UP Youth Choir will do a short performance before the Real Group’s concert. Tickets: R150, pensioners and children under 12 years R100. Workshop: adults R100, pensioners and children under 12 years R80. Concert and workshop R200 for both events, pensioners and children under 12 years R150 for both events. Tickets available at Computicket. Call Alta Mare at 079 152 9242 for more information.
Groenkloof Auditorium, University of Pretoria, Groenkloof Campus, off George Storrar Drive:
In Love with Opera, Valentine’s concert with Sempre Opera. Wednesday with Deirdre Blignaut-Rautenbach (soprano), Linette van der Merwe (mezzo soprano), Paulo Esteves (baritone), Johan Scheepers (bass), Chris Mostert (tenor) and other singers. Friday at 7.30pm. R110 includes refreshments during the interval. Book at www.sempreopera.co.za or the door. Call 082 923 1540 or 082 896 5018.
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; On Stage Restaurant bookings 012 664 2381:
Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.
Piano Man in Love. Charl du Plessis celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Steinway piano. Thursday. 8pm. R130. Book at Computicket or as above.
Sirkus. Comedy with Lizz Meiring, written by Wikus du Toit, directed by Melt Sieberhagen. February 27 and 28. R120 at Computicket.
Unisa Enoch Sontonga Hall, Sunnyside Campus, cnr Steve Biko and Justice Mahomed sts, Pretoria:
The Broken Melody: Recorder and lute recital with Stefan Temmingh and Axel Wolf. February 24 at 4pm. Tickets at the door. Call 012 429 3336/3311.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: Tickets at the door.
Valentine’s picnic with Helene Bester. Thursday at 7pm.
Annale van ’n Windgat. Neels Clasen’s comedy about different personalities. Saturday at 7pm.
Platform 9, by Christo Davids, starring Theodore Jantjies and Maurice Paige. February 22 and 23 at 7pm, Sunday, February 24 at 3pm.
Babalela. Saturday, February 23 at 10am.
High School Generaal Hertzog, eMalahleni, 083 442 6078:
Dowwe Dolla Dink Diep, with Margit Meyer-Rodenbeck, script by Jurgen Human. February 21. Tickets as above.